The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon

Click here to purchase The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon from DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press.

The cover art is by photographer Tracy Longley-Cook.

Description

Finalist, 2007 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Award, selected by Ander Monson

It’s 1934.  Scientist Edward Dixon makes an unprecedented discovery that could alter our understanding of life as we know it.  Driven from his academic community to an isolated laboratory, he pushes his experiments further than anyone thought possible.  Through recovered diary entries, a series of shredded documents, and other ephemera, a contemporary biographer pieces together the unsettling—and unsolved—elements of this thrililng, romantic mystery.

Excerpt

Portions of this story previous appeared in Spork, which you can read online.

Praise

“In this short, but brilliant chapbook, Charles Jensen tells the story of Edward Dixon, and his wife, Maribel, through a series of diary entries, snippets from interviews, documents previously shredded and re-assembled… What Jensen has truly done is put together a unique love story, something I’m not sure I would have really believed possible.” —Matt Bell

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